Somehow or another in all the hoop-de-la yesterday I managed to forget that it was once again Thursday. AND that there was a little something I do on Thursday. So I shall put both Yesterday's and Today's regular posts in one.
First off, our T-T words are
Have fun making up silly definitions and leaving them in the comments.
As usual, I'll post the answers on Saturday (tomorrow).
Kelli is hosting show and tell Friday again
So, here's mine.
This is the flag that flies above our mailbox. For Subvet's 50th birthday I had a flag flown over the Capitol Building in DC and then sent to him. That particular flag served its full lifetime duty and has since been cremated, however we always have a flag flying. Subvet is very conscientious about respecting all national times of mourning (ie flying at half-mast). For anyone interested in having a flag flown in DC write to your senator. The cost is comparable to that of the flag. You then tell them in whose honor the flag is flying. You can specify a date, (you'll receive it about 2 weeks later) or you can say "in honor of..." and have the flag to give on the special day. They send a very nice certificate with the flag suitable for framing.
Which leads me to this email that I got today.
Get your flag ready for 09/11/2007
Please join us in this FLY THE FLAG campaign and PLEASE forward this Email immediately to everyone in your address book asking them to also forward it. We have a few days and counting to get the word out all across this great land and into every community in the United States of America .
If you forward this email to least 11 people and each of those people do the same ... you get the idea.
On Tuesday, September 11th, 2007, an American flag should be displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States . Every individual should make it their duty to display an American flag on this sixth anniversary of our country's worst tragedy. We do this honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.
In the days, weeks and months following 9/11, our country was bathed in American flags as citizens mourned the incredible losses and stood shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism. Sadly, those flags have all but disappeared. Our patriotism pulled us through some tough times and it shouldn't take another attack to galvanize us in solidarity. Our American flag is the fabric of our country and together we can prevail over terrorism of all kinds
So, here's what we need you to do ...
(1) Forward this email to everyone you know . Take a moment to think back to how you felt on 9/11 and let those sentiments guide you.
(2) Fly an American flag of any size on 9/11. Honestly, Americans should fly the flag year-round, but if you don't, then at least make it a priority on this day.
Thank you for your participation. God Bless You and God Bless America !
I will have to ask Subvet when he gets up if we're going to be at half mast on 9/11, if so I will let you know.
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